SSD Architecture and Pathfinding

SSD Architecture and Pathfinding
Job Description
Intel's Storage Technologies Group (STG) is part of Intel's NVM Solutions Group
NSG is responsible for delivering Intel's solid-state storage products spanning both 3D NAND and 3DXP media technologies. STG is responsible for pathfinding and architecture in support of NSG's SSD business objectives.

The NAND SSD architecture team is part of STG and is responsible for the architectural definition for Intel's NAND-based datacenter SSDs, architecting innovative new solutions and SSDs to meet new market requirements in a segment that is experiencing rapid growth and high pace of innovation. In addition, the team is responsible for pathfinding and technology vetting of new concepts to refine them for product inclusion. This small cohesive senior team is led by an Intel Fellow.

Responsibilities include doing architectural planning and requirements definition as well as perform customer and industry discovery to help inform those decisions. Responsibilities also include analysis and prototyping to quantify architectural choices in order to support sound architectural decisions. Prototyping, involving modification of existing SSD firmware, in order to assess potential approaches, is expected. Close collaboration with architect and firmware partners is also required to ensure comprehensive consideration in supporting decisions.


Candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree with at least 6 years additional experience, a Master of Science degree with at least 4 years additional experience, or a PhD with at least 2 years additional experience, in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of 6 years of experience in programming using C/assembly
Minimum of 4 years of experience in architecture, design and firmware development for embedded systems
Minimum of 4 years of experience related to SSD storage
Minimum of 2 years of hardware/software debugging using logic analyzers and protocol analyzers

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong foundation of engineering skills spanning both hardware design and low-level software drivers, firmware, or systems software development is required, as well as sound problem solving and analytical skills
Knowledge of SSD storage concepts and demonstrated strong storage architecture skills

Required Skills:
Clear results orientation and sound written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated hands-on team leadership and organizational skills in driving complex tasks to intercept committed deadlines in a structured and disciplined way, a track record of applying sound judgment and decision-making in resolving architectural trade-offs is required.

Inside this Business Group
Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group: The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices. The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

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